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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Moniqueen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGovern, Trudyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHattingh, Laetitiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHall, Tonyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:35:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:35:20Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-12T22:55:33Z
dc.identifier.issn1445-937Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51434
dc.description.abstractBackground: An inpatient medication chart review at the Gold Coast Hospital identified shortcomings with the prescribing and monitoring of antiepileptic medications. Aim: To evaluate medication management of patients with epilepsy, seizure or convulsion; to map their transition through the health system; and to identify lifestyle behaviours that may lead to overt risks for seizure occurrence. Method: A retrospective observational audit of adult patients (16 years and over) admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of epilepsy, seizure or convulsion from 1 to 31 January 2012. Results: Majority of the 62 episodes of care investigated involved patients who were discharged directly from the ED (68%). Only 30% of all patients discharged from an inpatient unit received a discharge medication record from a pharmacist. Non-adherence with antiepileptic medications, alcohol and/ or recreational drug use and prescription medication misuse were identified as overt risks for seizure occurrence. Conclusion: Valuable insights were gained into the management of seizure patients. The role of the ED pharmacist was reviewed to focus on high-risk seizure patients. An increase in the provision of discharge medication records and patient education on the overt risks for seizure occurrence is needed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSociety of Hospital Pharmacists of Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://jppr.shpa.org.au/Current-issue/JPPR-2012/JPPR-December-2012en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom291en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto295en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice and Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111503en_US
dc.titleMedication Management of Adult Patients Admitted to Hospital with Epilepsy, Seizure or Convulsionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorHattingh, Laetitia L.
gro.griffith.authorHall, Tony


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